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Aunt Jemima(Wiki’pedia):

Aunt Jemima is a trademark for pancake floursyrup, and other breakfast foods currently owned by the Quaker Oats Company. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889. The Quaker Oats Company first registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in April, 1937.

The term “Aunt Jemima” is sometimes used colloquially as a female version of the derogatory label “Uncle Tom“. In this context, the slang term “Aunt Jemima” falls within the “Mammy archetype“, and refers to a friendly black woman who is perceived as obsequiously servile or acting in, or protective of, the interests of whites. The 1950s television show Beulah came under fire for depicting a “mammy”-like black maid and cook who was somewhat reminiscent of Aunt Jemima. Today, the terms “Beulah” and “Aunt Jemima” are regarded as more or less interchangeable as terms of disparagement.

The name “Jemima” is biblical in origin. Jemima is the King James Version‘s rendering of the feminine Hebrew name יְמִימָה (Yəmīmā), the first of Job‘s daughters born to him at the end of his namesake book of the Bible. Aunt Jemima is frequently pronounced, “Ain’t Cha Mama”, slang for “am/is not your mother” in popular discourse.

Character:

Aunt Jemima was most frequently depicted as a plump, smiling, bright-eyed, African-American woman, originally wearing a kerchief over her hair. She was originally described in marketing materials as a former slave. The original Aunt Jemima image is the most commonplace representation of the stereotypical “mammy” character.

Nancy Green was the first person to portray the Aunt Jemima trademark. Green became a spokesman for Aunt Jemima products in 1890, although Green was not overweight. Green was followed by a succession of other actresses who played the part of Aunt Jemima, most of whom more accurately matched the canonical physical characteristics assigned to the Aunt Jemima character.

In addition to being an advertising icon, the Aunt Jemima character was also commonplace in vaudeville and minstrel shows throughout the late 1800s, and well into the 1900s, independent of an association with the Aunt Jemima brand. For example, comedienne and singer Italian-American Tess Gardella played an “Aunt Jemima” character in vaudeville, film and radio in the early 20th century.

The image of Ethel Ernistine Harper served as the basis for most Aunt Jemima print advertising starting in the 1950s. Margaret Shufelt Anderson was the model for the current image, created by J. Frances Chase and released in 1968.

People associated with the Aunt Jemima trademark

History:

The direct inspiration for Aunt Jemima was Billy Kersands‘ minstrelsy/vaudeville song “Old Aunt Jemima“, written in 1875. The Aunt Jemima character was prominent in minstrel shows in the late 19th century, and was later adopted by commercial interests to represent the Aunt Jemima brand.

St. Joseph Gazette editor Chris L. Rutt of St. Joseph, Missouri and his friend Charles G. Underwood bought a flour mill in 1888. Rutt and Underwood’s Pearl Milling Company faced a glutted flour market, so they sold their excess flour as a ready-made pancake mix in brown paper sacks without a trade name (which Arthur F. Marquette dubbed the “first ready-mix”). Aunt Jemima is also a known name for the delicious syrup in many American and International supermarkets for its rich syrup ingredients and plethora of Aunt Jemima products, from the popular syrup to the pancake mix. The Aunt Jemima syrup has been a household and restaurant favorite for many waffles and pancakes across the world. For its the picture and the name, “Aunt Jemima”,that connects us to home cooked breakfasts, and fond memories of tasting the savory sweet liquid on our pastries.

Rutt reportedly saw a minstrel show featuring the “Old Aunt Jemima” song in the fall of 1889 presented by blackface performers identified by Marquette as “Baker & Farrell”. However, Doris Witt was unable to confirm Marquette’s account. Witt suggests that Rutt might have witnessed a performance by the vaudeville performer Pete F. Baker, who played a character described in newspapers of that era as “Aunt Jeremiah”. If this is correct, the original inspiration for the Aunt Jemima character was a white male in blackface, who some have described as a German immigrant.

Marquette recounts that the actor playing Aunt Jemima wore an apron and kerchief, and Rutt appropriated this Aunt Jemima character to market the Pearl Milling Company pancake mix in late 1889 after viewing a minstrel show. However, Rutt and Underwood were unable to make the project work, so they sold their company to the R.T. Davis Milling Company in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1890.

The R. T. Davis Milling Company hired former slave Nancy Green as a spokesperson for the Aunt Jemima pancake mix in 1890. Nancy Green was born in Montgomery CountyKentucky, and played the Jemima character from 1890 until her death on September 241923. As Jemima, Green operated a pancake-cooking display at the World’s Columbian Exposition in ChicagoIllinois in 1893, appearing beside the “world’s largest flour barrel.” Marketing materials distributed at the fair included the Aunt Jemima marketing slogan, “I’se in Town, Honey”.

The Davis Milling Company was renamed Aunt Jemima Mills in 1914. The Quaker Oats Company bought the brand in 1926.

In 1933, Quaker Oats hired Anna Robinson to play Aunt Jemima as part of their promotion at the Chicago’s World Fair of 1933. The Quaker Oats company first registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in 1937.

The Aunt Jemima character received the Key to the City of AlbionMichigan on January 25, 1964. An actress portraying Jemima visited Albion many times for fundraisers.

Quaker Oats introduced Aunt Jemima syrup in 1966. This was followed by Aunt Jemima Butter Lite syrup in 1985 and Butter Rich syrup in 1991.

The Aunt Jemima image has been modified several times over the years. In her most recent 1989 make-over, as she reached her 100th anniversary, the 1968 image was updated, with her kerchief removed to reveal a natural hairdo and pearl earrings. This new look remains with the products to this day.

Aunt Jemima frozen foods were licensed out to Aurora Foods in 1996, which in 2004 was absorbed into Pinnacle Foods Corporation.

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